There have been times when I’ve had need to tell others that an order of the court is more powerful than the doctrines of religion. Religion gives believers choices with some consequences that we never see while in the flesh. Orders of the court however, have consequences in the here and now.
Megan Elizabeth Everett (22) and Robert Baumann have court ordered shared custody of Lily, their 2-year old daughter. Pursuant to that order, Robert dropped Lily off at her mom’s, who was suppose to return Lily. Megan didn’t. She wrote Robert a note saying:
“You are a great dad. If I let them take her and vaccinate her and brainwash her, I wouldn’t be doing what’s right. I cannot let a judge tell me how my daughter should be raised. We will miss you. But I had to leave.”
A person who is a committed advocate for equal justice for all, tweeted out the article posted here about Hunter Pedersen, the 11-year old who was killed. Shannon was attacked on Twitter by gun activists. They completely miss the point. This is not about anyone’s right to own guns.
I highly admire those able to debate in 140 characters or less on Twitter. I don’t. The “activists” who deflected from the point of the article have not come here to debate their position because what they are tweeting to Shannon has absolutely nothing to do with what happened to Hunter Pedersen.
In that situation, we have a dead child and a hurting family. Hunter is no longer with them, but the devastation of his family lives on. The situation calls for compassion, and for justice. Read the rest of this entry
Saturday evening, 34-year-old Chad Olm was arrested, charged with criminal homicide, recklessly endangering another person and endangering the welfare of children. He is being held at Pike County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail. He killed his 11-year-old nephew, Hunter Pedersen, a fifth grader in the Wallenpaupack Area School District.
Hunter was visiting his grandfather, who lives in a gated community in Delaware Township. Chad Olm, Hunter’s uncle, lives in the basement and has a gun collection. According to the police report, Hunter asked Olm to see the guns. Olm told police that he opened his security safe and began showing his weapons to the nephew, and his son, who was also present. He insisted that he did not keep the guns loaded. Read the rest of this entry